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Celebrating Chopin

Dayton Philharmonic Salutes Master Pianist/Composer Frederic Chopin By Patrick Suarez As you examine the works that the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will perform in its concert pair Friday, November 5 and Saturday, November 6, you’re probably thinking, “Chopin wrote a piano concerto? He wrote two of them? He wrote for the orchestra and not just for […]

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Dayton Ballet Presents ‘Casanova’ And ‘Eve Of Frankenstein’

Seductive Double Pleasure By Caroline Shannon-Karasik It’s not often that people pair together a green monster and a romantic love story. But then again, how many ogre-like creatures do you know?  Let’s not short-change the possibilities, huh?  At least, that’s the thought behind Dayton Ballet’s season opening show, Casanova and Eve of Frankenstein, a debut […]

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Behind The Scenes Of Porgy & Bess

Dayton Opera Prepares Immense Canvas A Collaborative ‘Porgy And Bess’ By Eric Street Backstage at the Schuster Center the atmosphere nearly crackles with anticipation as musicians, dancers, chorus, soloists and stage hands prepare for what should be the biggest collaborative project of the season: George Gershwin’s iconic American opera Porgy and Bess. This landmark production, […]

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Reloaded

Tune In To Political Cartoonist Mark Fiore On Relaunched Daytoncitypaper.com By Mark Luedtke One of the great advances of the Internet over print media is animation, and the honored profession of political cartooning has expanded to take advantage of the Internet’s power. In particular, Mark Fiore, the first animated, Internet-only cartoonist to win the Pulitzer […]

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Anyone For Tea?

Herman Cain Addresses October 14th Dayton Tea Party Rally By Mark Luedtke Tuesday, November 2 is fast approaching, and tea partiers have scurrying Democrats in their sights. They’ve already changed the political landscape by defeating establishment Republican candidates in Kentucky, Nevada, Florida, Alaska, and even liberal Delaware. But defeating Republicans in primary races is a […]

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Dayton Music Fest

Passing The Torch By J.T. Ryder Change, for the most part, is good. It forces us to reevaluate what we feel is important and saves us from repetitive actions that, eventually, become a form of stale self-parody. When discussing Dayton’s local music scene, change is a given, so it goes without saying (although I’m going […]

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Fall film preview!

A sneak peek at what’s coming this season. By T.T. Stern-Enzi With the 35th annual Toronto International Film Festival in full swing two weeks ago, I trekked north for three feverish days and nights of film, film, and nothing but film. This marks the second year I have attended the festival and as much as […]

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Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest returns to The Dayton Art Institute next weekend. By Mark Luedke After a boiling summer, one of the hottest on record, a welcome, autumn-like cool blew through the Dayton region early this month. Such an occrrence serves as a reminder that it’s time for the annual Oktoberfest party Saturday, September 25 and Sunday, September […]

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X-FEST 15

X Marks The Spot 15th Annual X-Fest Rocks Montgomery County Fairgrounds By J.T. Ryder and Alan Sculley On Sunday, September 12, the searing chords of some of the best alternative rock bands will be heard echoing across the Montgomery County Fairgrounds during the 15th annual X-Fest, presented by WXEG 103.9 FM and Live Nation. This […]

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Celebratory Slate

Dayton Opera Offers Promising Anniversary Season By Eric Street Do your friends complain that the papers only print bad news? Tell them this: the Dayton Opera is celebrating its 50th anniversary this season with three must-see operas and a Star Gala featuring leading singers from recent Dayton Opera productions. “Our 50th season will truly be […]

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Home. Grown. History.

Troy celebrates 200 years by Janell Ward Photo: A group of friends spends time in Troy in 1888; photo: Troy […]

Biplanes and barnstormers

WACO Museum Fly-In lands in Troy by Andy Hertel Photo: A row of vintage biplanes on display in Troy; photo: […]

One good eye

Cyclops Festival returns for fourth DIY year By Tim Anderl Photo: Cyclops Festival, the handmade art and apparel event, will take […]

Causing an uproar

Godsmack shreds across the country By Alan Sculley Photo: Godsmack will perform on Aug. 17 at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati […]

Yellow Springs Theater Company

New company of professionals pushes theatrical boundaries By Joyell Nevins Photo: The Yellow Springs Theater Company rehearses D’Arc Comedy by wanda […]

Give it a spin

Whirled Festival of Tops By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: The festivities begin at 5 p.m. in the area north of the […]